Development and user feedback of home technology for preventing falls in older adults

Milla Immonen, Heidi Similä, Elixabete Altube Arabiurrutia, Maria José Cano Mañas, Jesús Blanco Laguía, Cristina Palmer García, Garlos Garcia Gordillo

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Abstract

Falls in older adults are an increasing problem in western societies as the population ages. The objective of this paper is to provide an overview of the development process and user feedback of fall prevention exercise software designed for home-dwelling older adults. The developed system was given to 14 older adults for testing at home and testing lasted for up to 16 months. In addition, ten older adults and four health care professionals participated in a feasibility evaluation. Feedback about usability and usefulness are described in the paper. In general, the received feedback was more positive than negative both from the older and professional end users. The requirements for the system to be personalized and tailored according to user profile and needs, and real-time performance monitoring are emphasized in the results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), 2016 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
Pages122-125
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-2455-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event3rd IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Health Informatics: Integrative informatics for precision and preventive medicine - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 24 Feb 201627 Feb 2016
Conference number: 3

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ISSN (Print)2168-2208

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Health Informatics
Abbreviated titleBHI 2016
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period24/02/1627/02/16

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Immonen, M., Similä, H., Arabiurrutia, E. A., José Cano Mañas, M., Blanco Laguía, J., Palmer García, C., & Gordillo, G. G. (2016). Development and user feedback of home technology for preventing falls in older adults. In Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), 2016 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on (pp. 122-125). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/BHI.2016.7455850
Immonen, Milla ; Similä, Heidi ; Arabiurrutia, Elixabete Altube ; José Cano Mañas, Maria ; Blanco Laguía, Jesús ; Palmer García, Cristina ; Gordillo, Garlos Garcia. / Development and user feedback of home technology for preventing falls in older adults. Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), 2016 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on . Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2016. pp. 122-125
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Development and user feedback of home technology for preventing falls in older adults. / Immonen, Milla; Similä, Heidi; Arabiurrutia, Elixabete Altube; José Cano Mañas, Maria; Blanco Laguía, Jesús; Palmer García, Cristina ; Gordillo, Garlos Garcia.

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Immonen M, Similä H, Arabiurrutia EA, José Cano Mañas M, Blanco Laguía J, Palmer García C et al. Development and user feedback of home technology for preventing falls in older adults. In Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), 2016 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on . Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. 2016. p. 122-125 https://doi.org/10.1109/BHI.2016.7455850